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antihypertensives, Canada, high BP, hypertension, lifestyle, primary care, remote, risk factors, rural, treatment



  1. Bykowski, Kathleen A. BA, BScN, RN


Abstract: Hypertension affects almost 20% of Canada's population and is even more prevalent in rural locations due to decreased availability of healthcare; lower income levels and levels of formal education; and higher rates of obesity, smoking, and alcohol use, among others. This article uses current evidence to describe the management of primary hypertension in rural populations.